Tip of the Week – Know the Value of your Trees!

Area Chicago communities, such as St. Charles are participating in The Morton Arboretum’s “Tree Tagging” initiative. “Tree Tagging” puts a dollar value on a tree, based on the tangible benefits that tree provides. The benefits are numerous. Trees improve air quality, shade homes during hot summer months and block cold winter wind, reduce water pollution […]

Tree of the Week – Nordmann Fir

  The Nordman Fir is a beautiful tree and the most popular Christmas tree in it’s native Europe, for good reason. It has stunning foliage, a beautiful shape, and excellent needle retention. The soft, bushy scented branches have needles that give off a citrus smell when crushed. Nordmann Fir just so happens to grow well […]

Happy Arbor Day!

This coming Friday, April 27, 2012, is Arbor Day.  J. Sterling Morton, the father of Joy Morton (founder of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL), is the founding father of Arbor Day.  Morton and his family moved to Nebraska in 1854, at that time Nebraska was a newly developed territory.  Morton had a strong fascination […]